Eltânia André: sensitivity to the floor

by Adelto Gonçalves*


Novelist and brief story author Eltânia André is as soon as once more rewarding her readers with a brand new guide along with her crafty female and feminist look, which can be seen in her earlier works. tales: luminous objects (São Paulo, Editora Urutau, 2022) brings collectively 29 works wherein the writer learns about numerous writing methods resembling inner monologue and stream of consciousness, making use of realism, particularly realism that tries to emphasise the inside. conflicts of the soul. And all that is accomplished with singular artistic freedom.
Skilled novelist and brief story author Whisner Fraga, in his introduction to this work, says that Eltânia’s prose is intense, implying that he touches the reader to catch them from behind. With numerous references from mythology, literature, philosophy, music and different arts, these texts fascinate for his or her lyricism and scope of themes and conditions.
After seeing Eltânia as a whole author with a strong profession who is aware of how and why to write down, she observes: luminous objects“it saves man’s animality, inflicting him to lose not solely his personal id, but in addition every part which may distinguish him from different creatures.”
Journalist and poet André di Bernardi in a overview printed within the digital letter, artwork and concepts journal Caliban, was additionally capable of level very nicely to the qualities of the writer, particularly a sure skeptical humor, within the texts wherein he sought to discover the psychology of the characters and social relations. “The characters in Eltânia’s guide are, in a method or one other, removed from the blessings and atonements of a correct heaven. Within the face of insurmountable ethical, spiritual, and private constraints, they lose their id, they lose, they transition,” he observes.


With such good references, it’s not troublesome to level out different qualities of the writer’s textual content. For instance, within the brief story that provides the title to the guide, Eltânia appears to be reviving childhood recollections in her homeland, reminiscing about her adventures whereas herding oxen on her farm along with her grandfather Nô, with whom she accompanied her on the mill. “Typically, he would make candy cornmeal porridge whereas speaking concerning the legends of the snake swallowing an angel, the singing frog, and the Vila Encantada standing on the tip of my tongue.”
One other story that stands out for its aesthetic magnificence and conciseness, and the imaginative re-creation of characters and eventualities is “O-dors”, wherein the writer takes on the character of Quincas, a younger man leaving the peaceable surroundings. Cataguas who have not completed highschool enterprise into huge São Paulo to hunt “a job as a building employee at a building firm with a doubtful popularity,” however change into non-public safety guards, presumably after buying a pretend diploma. . And he spent nights alone, remembering his childhood and adolescence when he accompanied his father on hunts “within the forest of Horto Florestal, inhabited by anteaters, paca, armadillos, hedgehogs, lizards and caves”.
In all of the tales one can see the strategy of investigating the sincerity of the characters, wherein the scenes serve to outline and analyze the personalities. And it is all accomplished with intelligence and precision. The writer is extraordinarily eager on his brief tales in addition to his mini tales or micro tales. See these examples: “Toma-la-da-cá”: Give us again our mom tongue, or at the least flip off fado”. “Greenback Gap”: Mint collided with Earth. No survivors. “The Fable of Creation”: Take away this Methuselah and the beard that has sunk into my ribs via the centuries.

Eltânia André, brief story author and novelist: the female and feminist look is likely one of the highlights of her manufacturing | {Photograph}: Ozias Filho / Introduction


Born in Cataguases, an iconic metropolis in Brazilian Literature within the inside of Minas Gerais State, Eltânia André studied main and secondary training in her residence nation, working within the textile business. He holds a grasp’s diploma in Public Well being and Psychopathology from the College of São Paulo (USP) and a BA in Enterprise Administration and Psychology.
He lived in Belo Horizonte, the place he labored at a automobile dealership, and in São Paulo, the place he labored as a psychologist with a public examination on the Middle for Psychosocial Care (Caps) within the neighboring metropolis of São Bernardo do Campo. He has works and participations in numerous newspapers, magazines and cultural dietary supplements and in numerous anthologies. Eltânia André now lives in São Pedro do Estoril, a village within the commune of Cascais and Estoril, close to Lisbon, after traumatic experiences with the city violence that marked life in a serious metropolis like São Paulo.
He has already a distinguished work amongst writers of Brazilian Literature: My identify is now Jack (brief tales, Belo Horizonte, Editora Rona, 2007), her first guide; delayed mornings (tales, Sao Paulo, Candid Editorial, 2012); duels (brief tales, Sao Paulo, Editora Patuá, 2018), escape from dwelling (novel, Sao Paulo, Editora Patua, 2015), diolin (novel, Sao Paulo, Editora Penalux, 2016), co-written with Ronaldo Cagiano and divided world (novel, Sao Paulo, Editora Laranja Authentic, 2020).

luminous objects, by Eltânia André, by Ozias Filho, with an introductory textual content by Whisner Fraga and {a photograph} of the writer. Cotia-SP-Brasil/Barreiro-Portugal: Editora Urutau, 86 pages, R$ 45.00, 2022. Web site: [email protected]
* Adelto Goncalves He holds a PhD in Literature from the College of São Paulo (USP) in Portuguese Literature and is a author Gonzaga, an Enlightenment poet (Rio de Janeiro, Nova Fronteira, 1999), brazil barcelona (Lisbon, Nova Arrancada, 1999; Sao Paulo, Writer Brazil, 2002), Bocage, lacking profile (Lisbon, Caminho, 2003; São Paulo, Official Press Launch of the State of São Paulo – Imesp, 2021), Tomas Antonio Gonzaga (São Paulo, Imesp/Brazilian Academy of Letters, 2012), Legislation and Justice at Terras d’el-Rei in Colonial São Paulo (Sao Paulo, Imesp, 2015), Canines at daybreak (José Olympio Editora, 1981; Taubaté-SP, Letra Selvagem, 2015) and Kingdom, colony and energy: Lorena authorities beneath the captaincy of São Paulo – 1788-1797 (São Paulo, Imesp, 2019), amongst others. E mail: [email protected]

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